Schematic drawing of the generator current circuit passing through the MHD generator region ahead of the loop top; here, is the reconnection electric field, is the extent where the fast reconnection proceeds, and is the initial sheet current, some of which becomes the current wedge, [after Ugai (2008), Ref. 15].
Magnetic field and plasma flow configurations in the , , and planes.
Magnetic field lines that pass through some spatial points on the -directional line at and .
Distributions of the sheared field component at different times in the planes and , where and indicate, respectively, the negative and positive peak values of .
Profiles of the field component in the direction at and at different times.
Distributions of the current density component in the plane , where indicates the negative peak value of .
Profiles of the current density component in the -direction at for various locations.
Current density vectors in the and planes.
Current density vectors at in the , 2.0, and 2.28 planes.
Profiles of and along the axis at times and 44.
Current flow lines passing through the generator region ahead of the loop top at times , 42, and 43, where vertical projection of the flow lines onto the plane is also shown.
Current flow lines starting from the boundary at times , 43, and 44, where the generator current circuit at is also shown.
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